Definition of good-hearted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈˌɡo͝od ˈˌhärdəd/


Kind and well meaning.
Example sentences
  • Ibbotson is dextrous with pace and suspense, accessible, always amusing, and a treat to read aloud, and the book is both joyously light-hearted and profoundly good-hearted.
  • Her good-hearted hubby (gently played by Wynters) knows better, but indulges her anyway - with a plan of his own waiting on the back burner.
  • One in five family sessions of traditional board games ends in some good-hearted wheeler dealing, according to research conducted to mark the start of National Game Playing Week on Monday.



Example sentences
  • Although it sounded as though they were no longer laughing good-heartedly, but more maliciously, almost as though they were mocking me for not being able to reach them.
  • Adam noticed this and laughed good-heartedly.
  • Laughing good-heartedly, the Queen turned to the next bed.


Example sentences
  • They were proud of what they tried to do because, you know, there was a good-heartedness behind all these endeavours, and they were glad to be able to talk about it, and they all did.
  • Nonetheless, life is good, the earth is beautiful, human customs enchanting, and we must face up to things with a degree of stoical good-heartedness.
  • They took him prisoner but, because of his good-heartedness, they shipped him to a camp on the Greek mainland instead.

Words that rhyme with good-hearted

downhearted, hard-hearted, heavy-hearted, kind-hearted, light-hearted, lion-hearted, overparted, tender-hearted, uncharted, warm-hearted, wholehearted

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Syllabification: good-heart·ed

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